Transition to Professional Practice

Course code NURS3201Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This is the capstone course for Bachelor of Nursing. The course requires students to integrate and apply the knowledge, concepts and skills associated with their entire sequence of undergraduate study. This course comprises two hours of on-campus teaching followed by an extended clinical placement in one of a range of contexts in which students are required to demonstrate their ability to practice at the level of a competent beginning registered nurse. Transition to the role of registered nurse, clinical competence and safety and quality in health care are the primary focus of this course.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to complete the Bachelor of Nursing

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will to be able to:
* Demonstrate competence to practice according to the Australia Nursing and Midwifery Council's National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse
* Demonstrate effective clinical reasoning skills
* Reflect on and learn from clinical practice experiences
* Participate in quality improvement, clinical audits and risk management activities
* Identify and use appropriate personal strategies and support networks to manage the stress inherent in professional practice.
* Communicate appropriately and contribute effectively as a member of the interprofessional health care team
ContentIn this course, students are required to demonstrate competent practice as defined by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse.
Replacing Course(s)Transition to Professional practice 1 (NURS3274)
TransitionStudents enrolled in the current BN program will undertake NURS3201 instead of NURS3274 from 2013 onwards.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT:

Exam content will be linked to course objectives and key concepts.

A grade of 50% or higher in the final exam is required to pass this course.

Students who do not achieve 50% or higher in the exam may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied.
Other: (please specify)Clinical audit
Other: (please specify)COMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT:

Clinical competency assessment

Competency assessment will be linked to course objectives and key concepts.

A rating of competent is required to pass this course.

Students who do not achieve a rating of competent may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Clinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in the Bachelor of Nursing
Compulsory Program ComponentBachelor of Nursing Students:
Prior successful completion of HUBS1406, HUBS1416, NUSR1101, NURS1102, NURS1201, NURS1202, NURS2101, NURS2102, NURS2103, NURS2201, NURS2202, NURS2203, NURS3101 & NURS3102, prior completion or concurrent enrolment in NURS3106.

* Verified within ClinConnect, the NSW Ministry of Health placement system
* Academic Integrity Module
* A minimum of 800 clinical placement hours (only hours in courses awarded a pass or higher grade will be considered)
Compulsory Course ComponentCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT:

Transitioning to the role of a registered nurse, clinical competence, safety and quality health care are the primary focus of this course. In order to successfully demonstrate an adequate knowledge base:

* A grade of 50% or higher in the final exam is required to pass this course.

Students who do not achieve 50% or higher in the exam may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied.
Compulsory Course ComponentCOMPULSORY COURSE COMPONENT:

In order to successfully demonstrate competence in skills, knowledge and attitudes in NURS3201 a rating of competence in the clinical competency assessment is required.

Students who do not achieve a rating of competent may be offered a second attempt if all other course requirements have been satisfied.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS3201